Airfix A03059 Shorts Tucano T.1 1/72
Airfix Model Kit
The Shorts Tucano is a two-seat turboprop trainer in service with the RAF since 1989,
acting as a basic fast-jet lead-in trainer. Taking pilots from the most basic of trainers,
such as the Grob Tutor, to the jet powered BAE Hawk T1, student pilots tend to fly
around 130 hours on the Tucano before progressing to the Hawks based at RAF Valley.
Today the Tucano is operated primarily by the No 1 Flying Training school based at RAF
Linton-on-Ouse. Painted in the standard trainer scheme of overall glossy black the
Tucanos are a common sight over the north east of England.
Skill Level: 1
Paint and Glue Required